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Minorities and Philosophy

MAP logoVanderbilt is proud to announce the formation of a Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter in the 2017-2018 academic year. MAP is a student-run organization with approximately 80 chapters in philosophy departments in the US and abroad. Each chapter aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy.

Vanderbilt’s chapter will host a variety of events, including panels, reading groups, coffee hours, and informal conversations. We encourage participation from undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. The events are forums for members of our community to discuss the challenges facing minorities in academic philosophy, work on areas of philosophical study that address the experiences of socially or philosophically marginalized groups, and engage with philosophical texts written by minority authors or from minority perspectives. Long term, we aim to promote inclusivity, solidarity, and the celebration of difference in the Philosophy Department.


Fall 2017

Epistemic Injustice Reading Group - Biweekly reading group on epistemic injustice. Email any of the co-chairs for the readings.

“Is Philosophy for Everybody (Straight, Cis, Able-bodied, White Men)? A Panel/Discussion with Minorities and Philosophy.” September 22nd, 3:30-5:30pm, Furman 109

2017-18 Co-Chairs

Our leadership is comprised of four equal co-chairs, all graduate students:

Sabeen Ahmed
Hanna Lipkind
Tempest Henning
Eliana Peck

For more information on the MAP chapter at Vanderbilt, please email Eliana Peck at or Sabeen Ahmed at

Join our Facebook page, called Minorities in Philosophy (MAP) at Vanderbilt.

Explore the official website for MAP,, where you can find a list of chapters, past events, end of year reports (compiled based on the feedback of MAP chapters), and further resources.